Length/Surface: 2.0 miles for paved entrance road; 13.0
miles for dirt and sand double and single tracks
Fee: Park Admission
County: Alachua, Columbia
Nearby Towns: High Springs, Gainesville
The biking and hiking trails both begin at the suspension
bridge by the park’s swimming area.
River Trail (hiking) takes you along the river to the "river
sink" where the river disappears underground. The Wire
Trail is the easiest to find from the campground. It’s
a double track trail with hard dirt surface and some long
sandy stretches. Jug Lake and Sweetwater are both single track
trails. Sweetwater is mostly within the upper floodplain and
may be impassable during periods when the river is high. Parener’s
Loop is a smooth double track trail.
look for the Limestone Trail (not shown on the map) which
is a loop hiking trail that passes through a hardwood hammock,
past a limestone outcrop and then by a pine forest. It can
be reached on the left side of the paved park road.
From High Springs, take Hwy 441/41 north to the park entrance.
From Gainesville, take Interstate 75 North to Exit 78 (new Exit
399) to Hwy 441. Head west on Hwy 441 through High Springs where
it merges with Hwy 41. Follow Hwy 441/41 north to the park entrance.